FIRST AID KIT – ” On The Road Again ” (Willie Nelson Cover)

Posted: August 17, 2020 in MUSIC
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Swedish duo First Aid Kit have shared a cover of Willie Nelson classic “On the Road Again.” We recorded this cover a couple of years ago and recently found it while digging through the archives. The song is a country classic, it feels like we’ve known it forever. Because of the situation with COVID, sadly, the theme of the song has never felt more relevant than it does today.” On a similar theme, First Aid Kit are donating all proceeds from the cover to Crew Nation, a charitable fund “created to help people working backstage that were supposed to be working on shows planned for 2020.”

The band explains about their new cover,

We’re excited to release our version of “On The Road Again” by Willie Nelson. We recorded this cover a couple of years ago and recently found it while digging through the archives. The song is a country classic, it feels like we’ve known it forever. Because of the situation with COVID, sadly, the theme of the song has never felt more relevant than it does today.

We made a video for the song using cellphone footage from our tours throughout the years. Going through all those videos made us emotional. It made us realize how much we appreciate being able to roam freely around the world. How much we love the feeling of playing live for people, in the flesh. How much we miss our incredible band and crew.

The song also acts as their first new recording since the respective releases of their Ruins and Tender Offerings albums in 2018.

Members/sisters Johanna and Klara Söderbergtook reminisce about their lives on the road as touring musicians in the cover’s affiliated video, which features a collection of archive concert and traveling footage. Though the video is nostalgic at its core, the two do a marvellous job of keeping the song light-hearted and uptempo for a fun listening experience as we all continue to dream of the day when Americans can return to a life of travel and attending concerts together.

We can’t wait to be on the road again! Until we all safely can be, we hope this song and video brings everyone some joy and hope for when that day comes. Our proceeds from “On the Road Again” will be donated to Crew Nation to support the global touring and live music community devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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